Shop Name: Three Red Hens Letterpress & Design
What do you make? In my Etsy shop, Three Red Hens, I create fun letterpress greeting cards for all occasions. I love using modern original illustrations and bold colors to create cards that serve a function but are also fun art pieces.
How did you first pick up your craft? I took a letterpress class here in New York City and fell in love with it. Letterpress takes a lot of patience and knowledge of machinery & sense of design – it’s a difficult craft that I’m still learning to master but I love the challenge.
What are you inspired by? Classic letterpress designs are inspiring but I feel most inspired by modern illustrations, graphic design, silkscreen art, and retro-inspired designs. I’m really inspired by the farm & education center where I work (as you can tell with the chicken-inspired business name). I hope to have farm-inspired vegetable, fruit & animal cards designed & printed in the coming months. I also like Japanese art: nature prints, simple spacious designs, and cute cartoon characters.
Tell me about yourself: My name is Erika. I have a lot of other artistic outlets that I’m exploring one by one. I started out drawing and doing photography, then letterpress. Now I’m getting into woodblock & linoleum printing. It’s so much fun – I just wish there were more room in my little Manhattan apartment for a real studio.
Other etsy shops you love:
She Rides the Lion - I’ve been inspired by her skills as I get into woodblock & linoleum printing.
Schmetz Petz - I just discovered this artist who offers prints of his sweet & sometimes hilarious paintings of dogs and other animals doing very human things like surfing, sipping martinis and playing guitar.
Advice for fellow artists/crafters? Keep exploring & stay positive. Becoming skilled at your art takes time & patience. There are so many helpful people on Etsy and in the community who can help you grow. Search out positive environments and opportunities to learn.
This weeks giveaway is fabulous!! Three Red Hens Letterpress & Design has some the most beautifully designed letterpress cards out there and I am so thrilled to be able to offer you all a chance to have the oppertunity to make the next card you send out and extra special one courtesy of Erika and her wonderful designs!!
Three Red Hens Letterpress & Design has graciously offered not one, not two, but 3 of her stunning cards to the winner of this giveaway!
How to enter:: RUN, dont walk, on over to Three Red Hens Letterpress & Design and leave a comment here stating your favorite design from this spectauclar shop! I guarentee that you'll have a hard time picking out your favorite because Erika's cards are absolutely stunning!!
Standard Rules apply ---> You must leave a way for me to contact you in case you win! On Wednesday 07/23/08 I'll announce the winner provided at least 10 people have entered this giveaway!..... what are you waiting for??? Go and check out the amazing goodies at Three Red Hens Letterpress & Design!!